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RHSA-2011:0930: NetworkManager security update

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RHSA-2011:0930: NetworkManager security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
09/02/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/02/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired orwireless network connection active at all times.It was found that NetworkManager did not properly enforce PolicyKitsettings controlling the permissions to configure wireless network sharing.A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKitrestrictions, allowing them to enable wireless network sharing.(CVE-2011-2176)Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to correct this issue. Running instances ofNetworkManager must be restarted ("service NetworkManager restart") forthis update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-glib
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-glib-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-gnome

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